Centre-back Austin Okpara scored the equaliser as Plateau United and hosts Enyimba shared the spoils in Aba on Saturday in their Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 18 fixture.

The draw means the Jos-based side have gone 10 games unbeaten in the league but the result was not enough to see them leapfrog leaders Rivers United who have a better goals difference ratio.

Striker Victor Mbaoma gave Enyimba the lead in the 28th minute but Plateau’s centre-back Austin Okpara’s 71st minute equaliser meant that the Fidelis Ilechukwu side remained unbeaten in 10 league games.

Plateau have won eight of their last 10 games recording two draws. However, the draw for Enyimba leaves them eight on the table after 18 games with 25 points.

Niger Tornadoes piped Remo Stars 1-0 in their matchday 18 fixture at the Kwara Sports Complex on Saturday.

Musa Wakili scored the only goal of the encounter in the fourth minute from the penalty spot. Tornadoes goalkeeper George Michael earned plaudits after his impressive performance for the side as he stood firm in goal despite Remo’s several attempts to level the game.

The Ikenne-based side are third in the league but could relinquish their position to either Kwara United, Enugu Rangers or Akwa United.

Rivers United however will be hoping to go three points clear on top of the league table when they face Gombe United in Gombe on Sunday.

The Stanley Eguma-led side have lost just one game this season.


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